Teens-and-Mobile-Phones (1)

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Unformatted text preview: ability gives them flexibility in their planning that was not there for Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 113 earlier generations. Youth ages 12 -17 who own cell phones are even more appreciative of this feature of mobile connectivity than their parents are. While 75% of parents the phone to ring as they plan their social lives. Rather, they can be en route to a location and, if better alternatives arise, they can adjust their plans as needed. This individual addressability gives them flexibility in their planning that was not there for earlier generations. Youth ages 12 -17 who own cell phones are even more appreciative of this feature of mobile connectivity than their parents are. While 75% of parents appreciate the flexibility the phone gives them, some 84% of cell -owning teens in our survey agreed with the assertion: "I like that my cell phone makes it easy to change plans quickly." High school -age teens are the most supportive of this feature of mobile life: 87% of the 14...
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